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Norma Thatcher, Author

Welcome to my blog! Sometimes I’ll offer advice about public speaking. Maybe I’ll tell you a story. Or perhaps I’ll make you laugh, teach you something interesting, or help you think a bit differently on a topic. Please consider subscribing so you don’t miss any of my posts.

 

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The Last Bench in the Sun

The Last Bench in the Sun

I wrote a lot of poetry when I was (much) younger. The sadder I felt, the better my poetry was. So you might say that happiness eroded my ability to rhyme. The most recent poem I wrote was nearly three years ago to honor my grand-dog Scooter who...

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We’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

We’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

Heading to a concert in southwest Virginia, we took the scenic route of 211 West. And it is just that: scenic. The winding road with horseshoe-shaped curves crisscrosses its way up one side of a mountain and then down again. Signage courtesy of the...

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Why NOT Me?

Why NOT Me?

It felt as if the volunteer for the American Cancer Society had thrown a glass of cold water in my face. In reality, she had simply spoken a truth...

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On Eagle’s Wings

On Eagle’s Wings

I don’t know if it was purposely done or not, but I adored the theme it created. The PBS Memorial Day live broadcast from Washington, DC, this year...

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Do You Suffer From Online Guilt?

Do You Suffer From Online Guilt?

I’ve been struggling over whether to discontinue the “to my readers” request for feedback at the end of each post. A few of you regularly respond...

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Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

How do you wake up? Some of us are alarm-setting, jump right out of bed people. Others are snooze button pushers. Most days I wake up with a dog’s...

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The True Cost of Dog Adoption

The True Cost of Dog Adoption

An article on Parenting.com says parents pay about $12,000 relating to a baby’s first year of life. And a January 2017 article on US News and World...

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Giving Away Success

Giving Away Success

Have you ever had a mentor? A brief definition of the term is “an experienced and trusted adviser.” Who wouldn’t want one of those? I once had a...

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